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Here´s What People Freaking Out
About Yesterday´s Plan B Vote
Don´t Get

Business Insider, by Joe Weisenthal

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Posted By:Drive, 12/21/2012 9:26:54 AM

The people who have been worrying about the Fiscal Cliff the loudest are feeling vindicated today. Dow futures are off 161 following John Boehner´s failure to get a GOP "Plan B" through the house. The thinking is summarized by the likes of Nomura´s Lewis Alexander who writes: It appears that it may be quite hard for him to rally support within his caucus for any agreement that raises tax rates. Indeed. If Boehner couldn´t even get the GOP to support a law that would let taxes revert on millionaires

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/21/2012 9:36:56 AM     (No. 9077492)

What people don´t get is how dangerous it is for the government to decide what´s fair and what isn´t.
Those mean ole millionaires are the family farms and small businesses that employ Americans.
What isn´t fair is 10% of Americans paying 40% of Obama´s overspending.
If you think about it, fair is everyone paying the same % of tax on their earnings..the more you make, the more you pay..now THAT is fair.
Everyone should be contributing to the government..no exemptions, including taxes from welfare payments..a good way to teach them about increased taxes. Taxes go up, less for you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 12/21/2012 9:38:11 AM     (No. 9077493)

John Boehner typifies EVERYTHING, to me, that is wrong with the Republican Party. If he is reelected as Speaker, I will resign from the Party and declare as Independent. Under his lack of leadership there has been NO funding cuts for any program or department in the Federal Government. HE holds the purse strings and is afraid to cut to money to useless Federal Programs and agencies. The list is long and we all know them. Grow a set Mr. Speaker....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 12/21/2012 9:54:50 AM     (No. 9077541)

The bad part of that bill is that it actually INCREASES spending for the next 3 years. That is a special kind of stupid, even for the imbeciles infesting our US Congress.

Cut spending... NOW!!!!

This is a simple message that the Elites do not comprehend. The House has the power, and will not use it. Ted Poe for Speaker.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: right-turn, 12/21/2012 10:10:16 AM     (No. 9077575)

So Republicans did not back Boehner but democrats came through with the votes to back him.

What does this say about Boehner and his plans???? rino comes to mind.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shamus, 12/21/2012 10:13:34 AM     (No. 9077584)

Boehner must go. He´s been a disaster.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beancounter, 12/21/2012 10:15:42 AM     (No. 9077588)

Yes, any deal without serious spending cuts is worse than no deal.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 12/21/2012 10:27:25 AM     (No. 9077623)

Everything old is new again. I sit here and wait for the final solution that will surely come out as this:

There will be a tax increase of some sort along with a promise by the Democrats that they will seriously cut spending..............in a few years down the road, think Charlie Brown and the football. The people that we have "representing" us in Congress will once again tell the low information citizens that the problem has been solved but we will revisit this in the future. Keep voting for ´em folks

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Reply 8 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/21/2012 11:05:31 AM     (No. 9077735)

This was a vote of no confidence against Boehner as speaker. He should step down.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 12/21/2012 11:22:23 AM     (No. 9077787)

You´re right #8. He is reaping the consequences of removing Tea Party reps from committee chairmanships. Payback is heck. Time to step graciously step aside.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 12/21/2012 11:24:11 AM     (No. 9077797)

Oops! Should be "graciously step aside". I guess he could do the 2-step while he steps aside.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: octrojan, 12/21/2012 12:22:47 PM     (No. 9077960)

Enough with the "I´m going to resign from the party and become an independent" silliness. Just makes you look silly. There are two parties, neither of which is perfect. One party loves abortion, taxes, spending, hates the military and wants to take your guns. The other doesn´t, although it lacks backbone at times.

The teaparty revolt was part of a long process. You want to sit in a corner and whine, go ahead, but the rest of us want to be part of the solution. Obama was re-elected because of "independents" and conservatives who sat out the election because Romney was too white, too old, too mormon, to moderate...and look what we get instead.

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